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Vertical Harvest

Category: Impact Stories

Impact Stories: Cultivating Self-Sufficiency in Jackson Hole

Impact Stories: Cultivating Self-Sufficiency in Jackson Hole An interview with architect Nona Yehia of Vertical Harvest by Christine Havens   Jackson Wyoming is best known for its upscale resorts and breathtaking Teton mountain backdrop. It’s a city that averages 38 feet of snowfall annually, with a short four-month growing season. A playground for skiers and […]

Impact Stories: White before Red

An Interview with Winemaker, Giuseppe Franceschini, by Christine Havens Born in Padua, Seed’s talented winemaker, Giuseppe Franceschini likes to think of himself as a gypsy. He studied enology at the University of Udine, following graduation, his wanderlust and curiosity led him to Veneto, Friuli, Sicily, Mendoza and most recently, Slovenia. From these experiences, Giuseppe absorbed […]

Impact Stories: The Shape of Gratitude

 An Interview with Seed Founder, Tony Hartl by Christine Havens  Tony Hartl’s enthusiasm is infectious, and he’s a bit of a dynamo. In 1995 he founded Planet Tan. By 2008 the franchise blossomed to over 17 locations with 160 employees and average sales of $1 million dollars at each location. That same year, he sold […]

Impact Stories: Living Mindfully

An Interview with Michael Radparvar of Holstee by Christine Havens   When Tony happened across the now-famous Holstee manifesto, like many entrepreneurs, he was inspired. On a whim, he invited Holstee co-founder, Michael Radparvar to lunch while on a business trip in Brooklyn, and the two became fast friends. Eventually Tony introduced Michael to Seed’s […]

Impact Stories: Riding Forward

An interview with Ultra-Endurance Cyclist Jay Petervary by Christine Havens “The temperature dropped down to -40°, that’s the lowest value my thermometer registers. I was sleep deprived, dehydrated, and going into hallucinations. I’m pretty sure I’d gone into a blackout mode…” -Jay Petervary Ultra-Endurance Cycling or Extreme-Distance Cycling is a timed race covering distances of […]